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Kem

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born
in Cape Town, South Africa
August 04

gender
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influences
Bob Dylan, Geoffrey Smart, Isaac Dinesen, Richard Bach and my children

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September 2011


About this author

When Kem was young he liked bourbon, motorcycles and surfing.

Now that he's older his tastes have evolved and he now enjoys EXPENSIVE bourbon, 4WD Utility Vehicles that have air conditioning and cup holders, and surfing.... when it's not cold.

He is the proud father of 2 naughty children of the adult human variety who are wonderful but deserve their own stories so will not be talked about any more here.

He collects loud shirts, enjoys 'Talk Like A Pirate Day', looks forward to going to the cinema because movie snacks don't count as junk food in his diet (there ARE no healthy options at the cinema!) and would probably be completely lost but he keeps handing himself in to lost property departments at train stations.

With a lack of modesty, an un
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Average rating: 5.00 · 3 ratings · 0 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Tales of a Chocolate Smuggl...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2004
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Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
“Up at Meru I saw a young Native girl with a bracelet on, a leather strap two inches wide, and embroidered all over with very small turquoise-coloured beads which varied a little in colour and played in green, light blue, and ultramarine. It was an extraordinarily live thing; it seemed to draw breath on her arm, so that I wanted it for myself, and made Farah buy it from her. No sooner had it come upon my own arm than it gave up the ghost. It was nothing now, a small, cheap, purchased article of finery. It had been the play of colours, the duet between the turquoise and the 'nègre' - that quick, sweet, brownish black, like peat and black pottery, of the Native's skin - that had created the life of the bracelet.”
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Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
“The Kikuyu, when left to themselves, do not bury their dead, but leave them above ground for the hyenas and vultures to deal with. The custom had always appealed to me, I thought that it would be pleasant thing to be laid out to the sun and the stars, and to be so promptly, neatly, and openly picked and cleansed; to be made one with Nature and become a common component of a landscape.”
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Beowulf by Unknown
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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
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“He will one day meet his true love... A fellow traveler on the road... Her eyes will be his ocean... In her ocean he will sail forever....”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

“I could not have climbed any mountains while looking from the ground... I would not have flown... or dived... or surfed... or swum... I am not a tourist nor a spectator... this is the life I have left, and I will not waste it like some rubber-neck”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

“Who said you had to be short to get a bedtime story?”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

“He will one day meet his true love... A fellow traveler on the road... Her eyes will be his ocean... In her ocean he will sail forever....”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

“Who said you had to be short to get a bedtime story?”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling

“Every man is on earth to symbolize something he is ignorant of.”
Kem Nunn, Pomona Queen




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message 2: by D.J

D.J Like the new bio, thank goodness for those efficient lost property departments!


message 1: by D.J

D.J I don't think I understand why everyone likes 'the catcher in the rye'.... explain?


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